Vichy (Allier, France) : NGOs take the case to court, Minister wants to reduce impacts

The Prefect of the Allier having rejected their appeal, 7 environmental associations supported by a large group of associations are taking legal action against the hydroelectric power plant project on the Allier at Vichy. They demand a thorough revision of the operating conditions to integrate environmental issues, in particular the safeguarding of migratory fish, especially the Loire-Allier salmon. In particular, they demand that the dam be opened 90 days a year during the salmon migration period in Vichy, from mid-February to mid-May. At the end of December 2021, the Minister of Ecological Transition, Barbara Pompili, wrote to the associations. In her letter, she enjoins the Prefect to open a reflection on the impacts of the dam.

> Read the press release of 13/01/22 (french only)
> To learn more, visit the web page dedicated to Vichy

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